Image Credit: Joe Gilbert

 

What a great first week of playoffs! We had almost what we expected, with a few upsets, but mostly chalk for the first round. So to recap:

  • Morningside did what Morningside does, and took Dickinson State out behind the woodshed and easily dispatched their first round opponent. They’re going to continue to be a problem for anyone.
  • Marian did what we expected – win a grind-it-out game against Reinhardt. Marian knew that Reinhardt’s weakness was through the air, and kept it in check.
  • Kansas Wesleyan surprised a lot of folks, easily taking care of Baker. The Wildcats couldn’t keep Johnny Feauto and Demarco Prewitt off the board.
  • Grand View’s defense struggled with the physical attack of Concordia, but the Vikings pulled it out late on a blocked kick. Only time will tell if this was a blip, or more of a trend.
  • College of Idaho demolished OUAZ, reminding everyone in the nation that the Frontier Conference produces really tough teams. The Yotes have won the second-most consecutive games in the nation.
  • Lindsey Wilson dispatched the ever-tough St. Francis team. Lindsey Wilson is definitely a dark horse pick to go to Grambling.
  • Cumberlands went down to South Florida and shut down the Seahawk running game. Keiser got good playoff experience, but this year, that’ll buy you a seat on the couch.
  • St. Xavier upset Northwestern in a game that never seemed terribly close. This is Northwestern’s second straight year being upset in the first round.

I really hope you have multiple screens to watch these games. They’re literally all at the same time. All times Eastern. So who’s playing, where, and when?

The Games

  1. Morningside vs. 9 St. Xavier
  2. Marian vs. 10 Cumberlands (KY)
  3. Kansas Wesleyan vs. 6 Lindsey Wilson
  4. Grand View vs. 5 College of Idaho

 

Schedule

1:00
  • 1 Morningside vs. 9 St. Xavier
  • 2 Marian vs. 10 Cumberlands (KY)
  • 3 Kansas Wesleyan vs. 6 Lindsey Wilson
  • 4 Grand View vs. 5 College of Idaho